The scientific program will cover major topics
related to current research and solution implementation
in occupational health and safety (OHS)
in agriculture.
The program will encompass presentations on
health and safety issues, the work environment,
and sustain- able alternatives for reducing negative
health effects and environmental pollution.

A hybrid conference

‘This conference is a hybrid conference with
the possibility to attend and present physically
or virtually depending on time and economic possibilities.
The advantage for those attending physically is
the possibility to meet and network, which is less easy
for virtual attendants.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at junior and senior
researchers; occupational health practitioners,
agronomists, occupational/industrial hygienists,
SHEQ managers and specialists; social security
managers and representatives from governmental
departments, regulatory authorities, employers,
employees, unions, industry, academic institutions
and professional societies.


The conference will bring together key-note
speakers from universities, social partners and
agricultural institutions providing opportunities
for learning and sharing experiences, collaborating
and networking.

Conference Topics


  • Surveillance, diagnosis and prevention of
    occupational diseases and injuries


  • Occupational diseases in Agriculture – Injuries,
    musculoskeletal disorders, pulmonary
    diseases, stress and other psychological distress,
    toxic effects of hazardous substances
    (pesticides and others), cancer, hearing loss,
    infections like e.g. covid 19 and zoonosis


  •  Health issues specifically affecting women
    and children in agriculture, reproductive
    health and child labor



  • Community health – Effects of air pollutants
    and other exposure to hazardous substances
    in agricultural communities and
    among consumers


  • Working conditions and safety in agriculture


  • Exposures, hazards and prevention


  • Climate Wise Agriculture


Venue and Accommodation

The conference will be held in Odense located on the Island of Funen in the very center of Denmark, with enticing tourist attractions in the most beautiful natural surroundings.The conference venue will be
Dalum Landbrugsskole https://dalumk.dk and accommodation is available at the conference center, as well as in nearby hotels. It will be the participant’s responsibility to book directly with the conference center or respective hotels. Information on nearby hotels can be found at www.trivago.dk.

Social Program

The conference will coincide with the yearly Hans Christian Andersen fairytale festival in Odense that will provide additional entertainment opportunities.
A social program will be arranged for accompanying persons, with visits to the small island of Ærø and to Fünen. On Thursday25/8. of August participants can enjoy a post conference day on the island of Ærø
guided by Erik Jørs, Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee.

Cost of attendence

Participation on venue – includes get together and inauguration of conference Sunday evening and tea and lunch during daytime at conference center

Supporting Partners

ICOH Scientific Committee on Agriculture, SEGES, Odense University Hospital, Danish Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, NGO Dialogos, University of Southern Denmark, University of Århus, International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health. Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety, Agriculture – Fishery and Forestry (NEC New York), International Centre for Rural Health University of Milan. Scientific Committee Rural Health : Agriculture, Pesticides, Organic Dusts. Arbejdstilsynet, High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Colorado State University, ISSA International Social Security Association, Section on Prevention in Agriculture.

This conference focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals


In case of any doubts or questions don’t hestitate to contact:

Erik Jørs erik.joers@rsyd.dk   TLF: +45 51325374

Anette Møller Pedersen anette.m.pedersen@rsyd.dk